Family: Cercidiphyllaceae

Scientific Name: Cercidiphyllum magnificum Pendulum

Common Name: Weeping Kastura Tree, Upright Weeping Katsura Tree

DescriptionA slow growing small to medium tree with a weeping shape. Is reported to be larger and more upright than C.japonicum Pendulum.
Plant TypeAll Plants, Trees Deciduous
Hardiness Zone4-8
Moistureprefers average to moist, does not tolerate dry
Soil & Siteprefers rich most soils
Flowersdioecious, having male and female flowers on separate trees
Fruitsmall, pea pod like
Leavesheart shaped, open to a reddish purple color changing to green, fall color is yellow
Dimensionsabout 20 by 20 feet or greater, weeping growth form, more upright than C. japonicum pendulum
Native SiteSpecies native to Japan and China.
Misc FactsThe species name magnificum may no longer be correct since DNA evidence has proven that all weeping forms are of C. japonicum origin (Li et al. [HortScience 37(3):595-598. 2002]. It seems to be definitely a different form of pendulous Kastura Tree.
Author's NotesI have observed both the japonicum and magnifium weeping Katura trees. The magnificum is definitely more upright.
Notes & Reference#01-Manual of Woody Landscape Plants (Michael Dirr), #93-North American Landscape Trees (Arthur Lee Jacobson)
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